I love my mini. Its basically the best gaming device I've ever owned. The performance of the older chip is just fine its smoother than my nexus 7 was. All games run smooth, many games on nexus 7 lagged. I just wish text was sharper but that'll come in due time with the iPad mini 2...and Steve jobs said 7 inchtablets are dead in the water, well I just sold my iPad 4 seeing as it was collecting dust.